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Arkwright    10
Arkwright

I am looking for 3.5 inch floppy disks. If anyone has any that they no longer use, please let me know, for I still use them. Here is a picture.

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wayjen    10
wayjen

That is a stiffy disc, the floppy disc was much bigger and made from cardboard. My first pc worked with a floppy disc.

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kyle2    10
kyle2

I'm sure I've got a couple of fresh boxes somewhere, will list them and let you know.

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admin    0
admin

Hi Arkwright,

 

I have 9 boxes (sealed) each containing 10 Verbatim DataLifePlus MF 2HD stiffies. Will list for R70, postage R35, should kyle2 not find his.

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Just Beachin    10
Just Beachin

got a couple of boxes myself with save games of Leisure Suit Larry....ah takes me back:laugh:

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dstorm    10
dstorm

As far as I know, the term for the (smaller 3,5 inch disc) STIFFY was only used in the RSA. The Americans still referred to it as a FLOPPY.

 

Does it not say a lot about us?

 

Keep well and regards

 

Jacques

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kyle2    10
kyle2
As far as I know, the term for the (smaller 3,5 inch disc) STIFFY was only used in the RSA. The Americans still referred to it as a FLOPPY.

 

Does it not say a lot about us?

 

Keep well and regards

 

Jacques

 

We say it like it is..........:bigsmile:

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lilythepink    10
lilythepink
As far as I know, the term for the (smaller 3,5 inch disc) STIFFY was only used in the RSA. The Americans still referred to it as a FLOPPY.

 

Does it not say a lot about us?

 

Keep well and regards

 

Jacques

 

We had to use the word "Stiffy" - much more "inspiring" than a "floppy" don't you think?

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alloway65    10
alloway65
As far as I know, the term for the (smaller 3,5 inch disc) STIFFY was only used in the RSA. The Americans still referred to it as a FLOPPY.

 

Yes in the days before thumb drives it was a bit confusing when one went overseas for meetings and asked to borrow a Stiffy!

 

If one asked a local male colleague if he had a Stiffy.....one got a dirty look.

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wayjen    10
wayjen

The worse was trying to insert a floppy disc into the drive making sure you did not bend it for fear of corrupting the data.

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kyle2    10
kyle2
The worse was trying to insert a floppy disc into the drive making sure you did not bend it for fear of corrupting the data.

 

Wayne are you trying to corrupt innocent drives with your floppy again?:bigsmile:

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wayjen    10
wayjen

Oi, I saw that!!

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wayjen    10
wayjen

I recently threw some floppy discs away (the cardboard ones), which had a copy of the files for the first Monkey Island game on them.

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alloway65    10
alloway65
Wayne are you trying to corrupt innocent drives with your floppy again?:bigsmile:

 

Unfortunately age does take its toll eventually.

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wayjen    10
wayjen
Unfortunately age does take its toll eventually.

 

So will SANRAL and the ANC led government.

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Arkwright    10
Arkwright

So, does anybody have any stiffy disks that they do not want anymore, for I need them urgently.

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mrmouse    11
mrmouse

for the amount of data on one , why dont you use a usb drive ?

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Arkwright    10
Arkwright
for the amount of data on one , why dont you use a usb drive ?
There are some old games that I play, and some programs that I use which can only save their data on stiffy disks.

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Arkwright    10
Arkwright

I am very sorry for not responding to your offer. I haven't had time to purchase the stiffy disks. If you could relist them, I would really appreciate it.

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staccato    10
staccato
We had to use the word "Stiffy" - much more "inspiring" than a "floppy" don't you think?

 

A FLOPPY DISC is a roadworker ridden over by a steamroller, a STIFFY DISC is when he is in the morgue, a HARD DRIVE is when the steamroller breaks!:grin:

Edited by staccato

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staccato    10
staccato
we had to use the word "stiffy" - much more "inspiring" than a "floppy" don't you think?

 

lol! "like"

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Hippo Sunshine    10
Hippo Sunshine

Anyone still need 3.5" disks? Have one opened box available, disks unused however.

 

Also have a sealed Dysan 100 5.25" box.

 

Let me know if I should list them or not.

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RISadler    10
RISadler
Verbatim Stiffy Diskettes ... for sale in Sasolburg

 

Geez, Andries. Even over here we don't use them diskettes anymore, like, dude, since 2009 already!

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